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Mike Pence booed at Hamilton performance and cast address him in diversity plea

By Fabio Crispim

US Vice President-elect Mike Pence decided to visit Broadway’s Hamilton on Friday, and it was an experience he won’t forget!

The minute Pence took his seat inside New York City’s Richard Theatre, he was greeted with boos from audience members.

The emotion continued during the performance of the Tony Award-winning musical.

Rory O’Malley, as King George II, sang portions of ‘What Comes Next?’ directly to Pence.

Malley had to pause when the audience gave him a standing ovation after he sang the lyrics, “When your people say they hate you.”

According to The Guardian, Pence ended up watching the whole show, but as he was about to leave the theatre gay cast member Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays vice-president Aaron Burr, called out to Pence during the curtain call.

“I see you walking out but I hope you will hear us. There’s nothing to boo here, we’re all sharing a story of love.”

He then said to Pence, on behalf of the cast, “We welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical – we really do. We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir.”

“But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us. We truly thank you for sharing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colours, creeds and orientations.”

It’s not yet clear if Pence heard the whole address of if he’s made any response, but we hope he does.

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